Kennametal president, CEO named best CEO

June 1, 2007

Kennametal Inc., LaTrobe, Pa., has announced that President and CEO Carlos Cardoso has been named one of the best CEOs by Institutional Investormagazine. This recognition places Cardoso among the top five CEOs in the capital goods/industrials category and machinery sector.

More than 1,000 portfolio managers and analysts from 486 money management firms were asked by the magazine to name the top-performing CEOs throughout 62 industry sectors.

Joining Kennametal in 2003, Cardoso served as executive vice president and COO from January 2005 until he was named President and CEO in January 2006. He has more than 25 years of experience in management spanning manufacturing, engineering, quality control, operations, sales and marketing.

Cardoso is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Manufacturers Alliance / MAPI, a leading advocate for manufacturing interests. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn., and a master's degree in management from the Hartford Graduate Center. He is also a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.



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